|Navy Our First Line of Defense - U.S. Government|
"A Salute to the US Navy" circa 1935 featuring U.S. Navy fleet maneuvers at sea. Ships highlighted in this film are: The battleship USS California (BB-44), destroyers USS Cushing (DD-376), USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Wasmuth (DD-338), cruisers USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), aircraft carriers and torpedo planes.
Keywords: Pre WWII recruiting film
|Germany Invades Austria WWII Newsreel 70792|
Produced in 1938, this American newsreel shows the Anschluss -- the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Austria was annexed into the German Third Reich on 12 March 1938. There had been several years of pressure by supporters in both Austria and Germany (by both Nazis and non-Nazis) for the "Heim ins Reich" movement. Earlier, Nazi Germany had provided support for the Austrian National Socialist Party (Austrian Nazi Party) in its bid to seize power from Austria's Fatherland Front...
Keywords: Adolph Hitler; WWII; newsreel; Austria
|Air Fleet of The Sky - U.S. Government|
Pre World War II (WWII) of U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers on manuevers. Features the USS Lexington, CV-2.
Keywords: Pre World War II (WWII) newsreel
|Your Ship in Action WWII Cruisers - U.S. Government|
Full color film profiling the career of a U.S. Navy heavy cruiser serving in the Pacific during World War II (WWII).
Keywords: WWII Industrial Incentive Film
|Battle for the Philippines and Assault on Iwo Jima WWII Newsreel 71032|
This fascinating 1945 newsreel shows the battle for the Philippines, as U.S. forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur launch an assault on the island of Leyte. The battle resulted in a U.S. and Filipino victory. The Allies had taken control of all strategically and economically important locations of Luzon by March 1945, although pockets of Japanese resistance held out in the mountains until the unconditional surrender of Japan...
Keywords: newsreel; WWII; Japan; Philippines; MacArthur; Marines; Mt. Suribachi; Manila; Battle of Leyte; amphibious assault; WWII; combat
|Battle for Tunisia and Victory at Stalingrad WWII Newsreel 70802|
Dating from 1943, this fascinating newsreel features footage of the British 8th Army and American and Free French forces battling in North Africa against Rommel's Afrika Korps, and the Russian victory at Stalingrad. The film begins with the Battle of Mareth, part of an Allied operation under General Bernard Montgomery in Tunisia intended to assault the Mareth Line defenses held by German and Italian forces under General Giovanni Messe...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Stalingrad; Wehrmacht; Erwin Rommel; North Africa; combat
|Boeing Stratocruiser Promotional Film "Tomorrow's Airplane Today" (silent) 70942|
Created by acclaimed filmmaker Jerry Fairbanks for the Boeing Co. in the immediate post-WWII era, "Tomorrow's Airplane Today" celebrates the Stratocruiser. (This version of the film comes from a film archive and is silent; in release of course the film had a soundtrack and we're currently hunting for it.)The film features rare views of the Boeing plant in Seattle as it looked during WWII -- completely covered in camouflage netting and paint...
Keywords: Boeing; Stratocruiser; Jerry Fairbanks; airplanes; WWII; B-29; Superfortress; C-97 Stratofreighter; Seattle; camouflage
|WWII Air Raid Warden Training and Recruitment Film 28052|
Created in the early stage of WWII, this propaganda and recruiting film was intended to educate ordinary Americans about some of their responsibilities at the "home front". This might include serving as Air Raid Wardens, Civil Defense Workers, or in services such as the Driver's Corps (whose members were trained in first aid and auto repair) or as messengers. The film includes a brief excerpt from a speech by President Roosevelt, and uses the British auxiliary services as an example of how t...
Keywords: WW2; WWII; air raid; Civil Defense; FDR; warden; blackout; Driver's Corps
|WWII Air Warden Training and Recruitment Newsreel 70690|
Created by Castle Films during WWII for the U.S. Government AIR RAID WARNING shows the duties and responsibilities of the Civil Defense Air Raid Wardens. These individuals were trained in first aid, fire fighting, and gas and chemical warfare as well as plane spotting. During the blackout in the USA, wardens enforced regulations to keep lights out and blinds drawn at all times. The American wardens traced their origins to Britain...
Keywords: air raid; blackout; WWII; ARP; air raid warden; civil defense; newsreel
|Italians In SF During WWII - Shaping San Francisco|
Regina Alioto and her mother Josephine Firpo-Alioto describe how Frank Alioto (father and husband) worked with the Coast Guard during WWII and had to enforce the ban on non-citizen Italian fishermen going to sea. Further descriptions reveal the arbitrary and unfair treatment of Italians by the U.S. government during the WWII period.
Keywords: WWII; Fisherman's Wharf; coast guard; fishing ban; Italians; Italian Americans; POWs
|WWII Arsenal of Democracy Homefront Newsreel "America's Call to Arms" 70972|
Created at the outset of WWII, this Castle Film newsreel shows America as the "Arsenal of Democracy" producing men and materials for the war effort. Basic training and testing of military equipment is shown, along with the construction of tanks, ships, guns, planes and other war material. Some of the spectacular footage included shows tanks driving through buildings and over obstacles, soldiers fording rivers, and naval exercises...
Keywords: newsreel; home front; WWII; Jeep; tank; submarine; PT Boat; battleship; military training; draft; wartime; United States
|Negro Colleges in Wartime WWII Propaganda Film 28052|
Negro Colleges in Wartime was a short propaganda film produced by the Office of War Information in 1943. Other than in the screen title no reference is made to the students' race.The film begins with a shot of the famous statue of Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee, and notes that progress and industry has a new meaning for the present - winning the Second World War. A brief overview of the war related work at several different black colleges follows, starting with Tuskegee where the famous George...
Keywords: Tuskeegee; Howard University; African American; history; newsreel; propaganda film; WWII; Office of War Information
|Rome Falls to Allies WWII Newsreel 70732|
This 1944 sound newsreel shows the Allied push towards Rome, Italy and the D-Day Invasion of Europe. It uses footage from both Allied and German sources. Some of the highlights in the Rome section include celebrations in the aftermath of the liberation of the city. The D-Day film includes highlights from several beachheads along with footage of Gen. Eisenhower and Field Marshall Montgomery on June 6, 1944.It took four major offensives between January and May 1944 before the line was eventu...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Italian Front; Liberation of Rome; D-Day; June 6 1944; General Mark Clark; Anzio
|Amazing Moments from WWII Newsreels 70712|
Fabulous "camera thrill" highlights from WWII features aerial and naval combat, a desperate battle on a South Pacific island between Japanese forces and assaulting U.S. Marines, paratroops, glider troops, a U-boat attack, gun camera footage of strafing and dog fights, plane crashes, and more. "The motion picture camera has never been closer to the deadly fire of enemy guns than here ..."This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, a...
Keywords: newsreel; U-boat; paratroops; WWII; World War II; combat; gun camera
|Anzio Landings / Surrender of Italy WWII Newsreel 71042|
Depicting events in 1943-44, this newsreel shows the Italian Front with British and American forces running a gauntlet of Nazi and Italian defenses on the way up "the boot", including the landings at Anzio. Once Mussolini was deposed in July of 1943 chaos swept Rome and Italy dropped out of the conflict. German forces continued their opposition. As the newsreel shows, the unrelenting fury of the Allies could not force a substantial German retreat...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Italian Front; Gen. Mark Clark; 5th Army; Salerno; Mussolini; Italian Navy; Eisenhower
|German Newsreel: U-Boats - Germeinnuttziger|
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 2,520 (1 review)
|Graf Spee Scuttled German Navy - Castle Films|
The scuttling of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee is shown, off the coast of Uruguay in December of 1939. Features footage of the Graf Spee's captain Hans Langsdorff, and the aftermath of the Battle of the River Plate. Various British ships from Hunting Group 'G' of the South Atlantic Squadron (HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax, HMS Cumberland and HMS Achilles) are shown along with Beagle Class destroyers such as H30.
Keywords: WWII propaganda newsreel
|Assault on Berlin, Germany Surrenders, V-E Day WWII Newsreel 71022|
This 1945 newsreel shows the final stages of World War II in Europe with American, British, Russian and allied forces descending upon the German heartland. The seizure of Cologne is shown and the capture of the Rhine bridge (the Lundendorff Bridge) at Remagan. The British, Canadian and American armies cross the Rhine (accompanied in this film by Churchill, who made a visit to the front) and the Western Front begins to collapse...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; V-E Day; World War II; Eisenhower; Patton; Montgomery; Jodl; Wehrmacht; Berlin; surrender; Adolph Hitler; Mussolini
|WWII U.S. Navy Recruiting Film "Men Make the Navy" with Lowell Thomas 21742|
Created in 1942, this wonderful propaganda and recruiting film explains that "men make the Navy and the Navy makes men" and features Lowell Thomas narrating. Probably made before Pearl Harbor or adapted shortly after the Japanese attack on December 7th, the film features a brief segment at the end identifying Adolph Hitler and Japan as American adversaries. Some of the material includes: fleet maneuvers involving battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, PT boats including PT-...
Keywords: Lowell Thomas; U.S. Navy; recruiting film; WWII; World War II; PT Boat; Battleship; cruiser; destroyer; Annapolis; Groton; TBD-1 Devastator; torpedo
|Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse & French Fleet Sunk at Oran Newsreel 70680|
This historic newsreel shows some interesting events in the 1940s including the attack on the French fleet by the British at Oran and the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, was a suspension bridge in the U.S. state of Washington that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7 of the sam...
Keywords: Tacoma Narrows Bridge; Galloping Gertie; Operation Catapult; Newsreel; suspension bridge; French Fleet; Oran; Royal Navy; Battleship Richelieu; Vichy; WWII; World War II; Tacoma; Washington
|WWII Savings Bond Propaganda Film "America the Beautiful" 70932|
Created in 1945 by the Warner Bros. Studio to sell U.S. Savings Bonds, "America the Beautiful" paints a picture of the United States as an industrious society on the move. Shot in Technicolor and directed by Gordon Hollingshead and with a score by William Lava, the film begins "on your front door, on the street where you live" and spans the American continent through the ranches and farms of the West and the National Parks, to the bustling cities of the East including the metropolis of New Yor...
Keywords: WWII; propaganda film; Technicolor; New York City; industrial
|German Newsreel: Uboat sinks Courageous - German Newsreel|
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 3,299 (3 reviews)
|Sinking of USS Panay - U.S. Government|
Footage of the U.S. Gunboat Panay in Nanking China during the Japanese offensive knows as "The Rape of Nanking." After evacuating foreign civilians, the Panay was attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft. The so-called Panay Incident almost led to war between the United States and Japan. Also features footage of the warship USS Augusta (CA-31) which served as command ship for the Asiatic Fleet, and the Royal Navy's HMS Ladybird.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
|Salute to the Navy - Castle Films|
U.S. propaganda newsreel from World War II (WWII) featuring amazing footage of the air sea battles that raged near the Marshall Islands. Featured ships are: the battleship USS Texas, the submarine USS Wahoo, the cruisers USS San Francisco, and USS Boise. Also includes footage of fleet manuevers of PT Boats, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships and L1 and G1 blimps on anti-submarine patrol.
Keywords: World War II (WWII) propaganda film
scenes of Japanese-Americans being shipped out of the Fillmore on their way to "internment".
Keywords: Japanese Internment; WWII; war crimes
Downloads: 7,048 (2 reviews)
|U.S. Navy WWII Training Film Use of Oxygen 71072|
Created during WWII for the U.S. Navy, "Fly High and Live" is a training film that explains to pilots the use of the oxygen cylinder, diluter-demand regulator and type A-14 mask. The type A-14 was based on designs by Dr. Arthur H. Bulbulian of the Mayo Clinic Aero Medical Unit (his patent was applied for on July 1, 1943 and approved on June 6, 1944). Dr. Bulbulian and his colleagues, Dr. Walter M...
Keywords: aviation; oxygen; WWII; Navy; pilots; diluter; A-14 mask; aneroid; cylinder; O2; Oxygen; combat; dogfight; naval aviation
|Yangtze Patrol U.S. Navy - U.S. Government|
This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
|Time Of Fear - PBS Home Video|
"....Time of Fear tells the story of the 16,000 men, women, and children who were sent to two relocation camps in southeast Arkansas - one of the poorest and racially segregated places in America...
Keywords: vhs; WWII; Japanese American history; interviews; Arkansas; relocation camps; racism